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McConnell told Trump to nominate Amy Coney Barrett on night of Ginsburg's death, ex-Chief of Staff says

When Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died six weeks before the 2020 presidential election, Sen. McConnell wasted no time. He called President Trump and urged him to nominate Amy Coney Barrett. WATCH:

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On Night of Ginsburg's Death, McConnell Pushed Trump to Nominate Amy Coney Barrett@PTaddonio  / FRONTLINE)

FRONTLINE traces how Mitch McConnell’s decades-long strategy to reshape the Supreme Court led to Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation in “Supreme Revenge: Battle for the Court.” Tune in or stream 11/24:

Meanwhile, Trump just formally nominated Thomas Kirsch to Amy Coney Barrett's now-vacant seat on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. $10 says this nominee leapfrogs lots of other nominees to get confirmed in the lame duck, compliments of Mitch McConnell.

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Sen. Mitch McConnell is projected to win against Democrat Amy McGrath in Kentucky, per @AP . McConnell fast-tracked SCOTUS confirmation hearings for Justice Amy Coney Barrett just 3 weeks before #ElectionDay . Barrett was confirmed 8 days before the election.

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Folks, Amy Coney Barrett was put on the court to slowly erode the right to choose, among other civil liberties, not to keep Trump in office illegitimately. McConnell wants Trump out while remaining in charge of the Senate, and able to block appointments and get decisions.

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Merrick Garland was nominated 293 days before an election and McConnell didn’t give him a single hearing. Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed after 60 million Americans had already voted. Mitch McConnell is the most corrupt and duplicitous politician in modern American history.

Senate Republicans cancel legislative work until Oct. 19 as at least three GOP Senators have coronavirus. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement that confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett are still on.

.. @senatemajldr . Mitch McConnell not to delay, but to instead focus full time on approving my outstanding nominee to the United States Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett. Our Economy is doing very well. The Stock Market is at record levels, JOBS and unemployment...

BREAKING: Senate Majority Leader McConnell says he will move to halt Senate floor activity until Oct. 19, but will permit cmtes. to continue with their work, including the Senate Judiciary Cmte.'s confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the US Supreme Court.

BREAKING: Senate Majority Leader McConnell says he will move to halt Senate floor activity until Oct. 19, but will permit cmtes. to continue with their work, including the Senate Judiciary Cmte.'s confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the US Supreme Court.

JUST IN: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’ll seek to obtain a consent agreement to delay the return of the Senate to Oct. 19. McConnell said the Judiciary Committee’s work, which includes Amy Coney Barrett's SCOTUS nomination, can continue as planned on Oct. 12.

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has been traveling on and off with Trump all week. Meadows huddled with McConnell on Call Hill Wednesday, and has been assisting SCOTUS nominee Amy Coney Barrett in her meetings with senators on the Hill.

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Vice President@mike_pence  accompanied Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President @realDonaldTrump ’s latest nominee for the Supreme Court, to meet with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Capitol Hill yesterday. The latest on SCOTUS in 1600 Daily:

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